Europe Leads the Way to Common ESG Standards

Fund managers and investors are still often confused over the definition of environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing because there is no single definition of ESG. This is despite all indications that the integration of ESG criteria in all portfolio management processes is the inevitable future of the asset management industry. In addition to the…

European Fund-Flow Trends, November 2019

It seems like the concerns of European investors regarding general economic growth and, therefore, declining earnings, are gone. This is in spite of continued uncertainty over Brexit and the trade war between China and the U.S. As a result, November was the ninth month during which long-term mutual funds posted net inflows this year. Equity…

Another positive month for the European ETF

November was another positive month for the European ETF industry as the promoters of ETFs in Europe enjoyed above average inflows in November. These led, in combination with the positive performance of the underlying markets, to an increase in assets under management in the European ETF industry from €809.3 bn as of October 31, 2019,…